Goshen News, Goshen, IN

January 7, 2013

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: House comes up big for Spartans


GOSHEN —  Manchester senior David House (Concord) poured in 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out two assists for the Spartans in a 76-67 overtime loss to Earlham in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in Richmond.

It’s the second straight game and the third time this season House had recorded a double-double.

House is averaging 7.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Spartans (4-9 overall, 1-5 HCAC).

Men’s Basketball

The IUSB Titans improved to 11-6 on the season with a 56-49 home win over Trinity International. Freshman Riley Stichter (Wawasee) had two points, five rebounds, two steals and an assist for the winners.

Junior Taylor Kolbus (Goshen) totaled two points and four rebounds for the Bethel Pilots in a 65-62 upset win over the No. 16 NAIA Division II Saint Francis Cougars in a Crossroads League game at fort Wayne. Senior Ethan Hussey (Goshen) scored 13 points to go with five rebounds and three steals for Saint Francis. The win improves the Pilots to 5-0 in the Crossroads League for the first time since the 1997-98 season.

Senior Elliot Smith (Northridge) tossed in 11 points and dished out four assists for the Grace Lancers in an 82-64 Crossroads League win over Goshen at Winona Lake. The Lancers are 12-4 overall, 4-1 in the Crossroads.

Junior Josh Riikonen (Elkhart Central) tallied five points, four rebounds and two assists for the Taylor Trojans (12-5, overall, 4-1 in the Crossroads League) in a 62-58 win over the Marian.

Junior Michael Kibiloski (Elkhart Memorial) had career-highs of 26 points and 10 rebounds for the IPFW Mastodons (8-9 overall, 1-2 in the Summit League) in a 96-78 victory over Omaha at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. His previous highs were 13 points and eight rebounds.

Women’s Basketball

The IUSB Titans dropped a 77-65 decision at home to Trinity International. The Titans (8-10 overall, 4-7 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) were led by senior Courtney Simpson (NorthWood) with 13 points and eight rebounds and junior Lauren Adams (Northridge) two points and two rebounds. Senior Leah Meyer (Northridge) and sophomore Kayley Baughman (Elkhart Christian) also played for IUSB.

Senior Ashlee Ort (Wawasee) recorded four points, five rebounds, three blocks, two steals and an assist for the No. 16 NAIA Division II Bethel Pilots in an 80-71 upset of No. 7 Saint Francis. The Pilots are 14-3 overall, 4-1 in the Crossroads League.

Holy Cross junior Lindsey Steffen (NorthWood) had 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal for the Saints in an 88-54 loss to Saint Xavier in Chicago. Steffen had started 13 of the 14 games she has played in. Her averages of 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest lead the Saints (7-11 overall, 3-8 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference).

Junior Taylor Goshert netted a career-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting (4-of-5 from 3-point range) and snared six rebounds in 21:00 of playing time for the No. 2 NAIA Division II Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats (16-0 overall, 4-0 in the Crossroads League) in an 82-44 victory over No. 23 Huntington. Sophomore Emma Stahl (Jimtown) chipped in with four points, five rebounds and five assists for the winners.

Junior Sarah DeShone (Jimtown) tossed in a game-high 23 points as the Ferris State Bulldogs took over sole possession of first place in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division with a 77-59 win over Walsh at Big Rapids, Michigan. DeShone was 9-of-16 shooting (3-of-5 from 3-point range) and 2-of-3 from the free-throw line. She also had nine rebounds, a steal and an assist. It was the sixth straight win for the Bulldogs.


The Trine Thunder defeated Hannibal-LaGrange 44-6, lost to Luther 30-15, Augustana 33-10 and Loras 29-18 in the Chuck Porter Duals at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Junior Shane Hendrickson (Elkhart Memorial) notched a 6-4 decision in the heavyweight division over Mike Wright of Hannibal-LaGrange for the Thunder.